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|Class Name ||Teacher || Room ||Textbook ||Class Description|
|Chinese as Second Language (CSL) ||Huang, Yan||146 || ||This course develops studentsí four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. By the end of this course, students are expected to master part of the basic grammar, to be able to communicate in some real-life situations in a Mandarin-speaking environment, and to read and write with an active vocabulary of 150 simplified characters.
|Grade 1 ||Teng, Ying||105 ||Ma Liping (Grade 1) ||This course focuses on Chinese Pin Yin and characters (creation, evolution, and stroke orders). Reading and writing skills are introduced. It includes basic sentence pattern analysis and development of language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. |
|Grade 2 ||Leng, Ling||106 ||Ma Liping (Grade 2) ||This course further emphasizes Chinese Pin Yin, character, and sentence composition. Students will gain additional proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin in practical situations. |
|Grade 3 ||Chen, Linda||107 ||Ma Liping (Grade 3) ||This course teaches grammar and improves reading and writing skills in Mandarin. Continue to build up studentsí vocabulary and teach them how to compose correct sentences. Dictionary use is introduced. |
|Grade 4 ||Yin, Hui||108 ||Ma Liping (Grade 4) ||This course asks students to use their own dictionary and get ready to read simple Chinese articles. Students will be able to write Chinese letters, articles, short stories, and much more after taking this course.
|Grade 5 ||Nie, Xingtie||109 ||Ma Liping (Grade 5) ||This course focuses on the following aspects: (1) expanding and enriching studentsí vocabulary significantly; (2) introducing advanced Chinese grammar; (3) developing the studentsí abilities to read and analyze modern Chinese prose, essays and short stories; (4) basic training of Chinese writing. |
|Grade 6 ||TBD||122 ||Zhong Wen (Level 6) ||This course provides students with basic knowledge and techniques of argumentative composition (300-600 words each). Students are expected to be able to articulate their views convincingly in both spoken and written modern Chinese language after taking this course. |
|Grade 7 ||TBD||123 ||Zhong Wen (Level 7) ||This course helps students get ready for HSK Elementary-Intermediate test or SAT Subject Test in Chinese. |
|Grade 8 ||TBD||145 ||Zhong Wen (Level 8) ||This class further expands studentsí vocabulary, increases the reading speed and comprehension, and improves the conversational skills through the study of text, reading materials, class discussions, student presentations and essay writing assignments. Students are expected to read, discuss, and write in Chinese about various topics in both traditional Chinese culture as well as contemporary society with an aid of dictionary. |
|Kindergarten ||Wang, Yanhong||103 ||Ma Liping (K) ||This course is a fun start to learn Chinese. Focusing on Chinese Pin Yin, speaking, and listening. Writing Pin Yin and simple characters are encouraged. |
|SAT ||TBD||TBD ||TBD ||This course starts on 9/9/2017 and ends 10/21/2017. It includes one diagnostic test and 6 prep classes. SAT Test Prep course prepares students in the areas of math, reading and writing. Tuition of this course is $220. Registering in SAT course does NOT entitle you to our free culture classes. |
|Culture Name||Teacher||Room ||Culture Description|
|Chess||Zhang, Kevin ||106 ||This course welcomes student players of all levels.|
|Crafts||Zhu, Katy ||105 ||This course leads students to make origami paper craft products like birds, animals, stars, flowers baskets, boxes and so on.|
|Dancing||TBD ||Hallway ||This course teaches the traditional Chinese folk dancing movements and basic Chinese Opera to build on the essential techniques. The school provides dance customs for students to join multiple local community events each year.|
|Drawing||Mu, Aurora ||103 ||This course not only teaches students the basic techniques of drawing and painting, but also cultivates them to develop ways of creative and artistic thinking.|
|Scratch||Wang, Qian ||107 ||This course introduces a visual programming language. Students will work on shareable technologies project by project. The ultimate goal is to build up: 1) Analytical Thinking; 2) Creative Problem Solving; and 3) Representation/Abstraction. On top of that, team work and discussion are always encouraged in the classroom.|
|Speech/Debate||Li, Hua ||109 ||This course introduces a fun, varied, and realistic debating topic at each class for students to practice organizing and expressing their ideas and opinions in Chinese. The teacher aims to help students build their own speech styles, good speaking manners, and joyful teamwork spirit. Grade 4 and above students are welcome to this course.|
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